Who Should Report on Judges’ Sentences–Federal Panel or Journalists?

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Legal-affairs writer Mark Obbie suggests that more journalists seek ways to report on specific criminal-justice trends for profit. Obbie was commenting on a post by former federal trial judge and now Harvard law professor Nancy Gertner, who complained to the Sentencing Law and Policy blog that the U.S. Sentencing Commission reports only on appellate court decisions on sentencing, not those made on the trial court level. If the commission is interested in minimizing disparity in sentencing . . .

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